Twenty-five years ago it was not clear to me, nor to those whose work I was gathering for Prickly Pear's first anthology, The New Breed, that there were so many accomplished or promising Texas poets in the Lone Star State. After the appearance of that anthology in 1973, many of the poets included in the publication reported that they had thought that they were laboring alone in poetry's Texas vineyards, that The New Breed made them aware of one another and gave them a sense of community which supported and encouraged them to continue. Nearly half the twenty-two poets in that anthology would go on to gain regional and/or national recognition.
--Dave Oliphant from the introduction to the Prickly Pear Press 25th anniversary anthology, Roundup: An anthology of Texas Poets--
Jon Bracker. Constellations of Clover. 1973.
Dave Oliphant. Taking Stock. 1973.
The New Breed: An anthology of Texas poets. 1973.
Karl Elder. Can't Dance an It's Too Wet to Plow. 1975.
Joseph Colin Murphey. A Return to the Landscape. 1976.
William Barney. The Killdeer Crying: Selected Poems. 1977.
Charles Behlen. Perdition's Keepsake. 1978.
Joseph Colin Murphey. A Return to the Landscape. 1979.
Sandra Lynn. I Must Hold These Strangers. 1980.
Washing the Cow's Skull: Texas Poetry in Translation / Lavando la Calavera de Vaca: Poesía Texana en Traducción. 1981.
Dave Oliphant. On a High Horse. 1983.
James Hoggard. Two Gulls, One Hawk .1983.
William Barney. The Killdeer Crying: selected poems. 1983.
Rebecca Gonzales. Slow Work to the Rhythm of Cicadas. 1985.
Dave Oliphant. María's Poems. 1987.
Dave Oliphant. Austin. 1985.
Three Texas Poets: Behlen, Lynn, Murphey. 1986.
Six Texas Poets Read From Their Work: A Prickly Pear Recording . 1988.
Texas Poems in Six Voices: A Prickly Pear Recording. 1993.
Dwight Fullingim. Gloryland, or The Bluebonnet Plague. 1996.
Joseph Colin Murphey. Waiting for Nightfall. 1996.
Roundup: An anthology of Texas Poets. 1999.
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